Joseph Marshall

ARTICLES BY Joseph Marshall

Opinion | After months of ignoring students and universities, the government has put us at the centre of their enforced culture war

The government's attitude towards universities continues to alienate students in the Education Secretary's latest comments.
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Lecturers reject their teaching prize nominations in protest against Bristol University’s handling of rent strike

Academics at the University of Bristol have called for their teaching award nominations to be rescinded following the University’s latest actions in its handling of student rent strikers.
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Opinion | The SU’s problem isn’t that they don’t care: it’s bureaucracy

If you take a look at Bristruths, or even listen to general discussions on campus about the student body’s view of the Student Union, there’s a sense of discontent about the work that the Union does. Some believe that it doesn’t truly care about the issues we want resolved.
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Opinion | The government's announcement concerning in-person teaching is both belated and unwelcome

After months of universities lobbying the government for clarity, it has finally been announced by the Universities Minister that most students will not be returning to in-person teaching until 17th May.
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Opinion | Students should turn on their cameras in online classes

Dialling in to a Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate session to be greeted with a sea of black screens, bar the seminar tutor, isn’t the stuff of university prospectuses, but that’s become the reality of term two for many of us.
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Opinion | A different view on drugs and alcohol is needed now more than ever

Students, society and government don’t see the culture of drinking and illicit drugs as a priority when it comes to agenda. But as we look towards a second lockdown, it’s critical we talk about the issues and reframe our mind-set towards them.
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